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Jim Duke’s Cuban Food Farmacy Trip Report

CUBAN TRIP REPORT April 2012 Jim Duke At the luncheon we enjoyed at the Cuban Botanical Gardens, there was a healthy and delightful array of fruits and veggies, many not emphasized in the handout I sent you before our Cuba … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Skunk Cabbage – Passing the stink test.

10 March 2012 Time to get back to the garden begins in early March. One of our two new head gardeners, Anna Wallis, started with me this week, and together we have been cutting down the winter botany stubble, weeding … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Frost Flowers!!!!

29 December 2011 This morning’s email report from Jim regarding the garden and the greenhouse: “At 7:00 I was surprised that there are white conical and ribbonlike frost flowers, not a full inch tall but impressive. No frost on my … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Diggin’ Groundnuts

Peggy’s favorite saucer magnolia sits between the Duke’s house and the driveway that takes visitors down to the Green Farmacy Garden. Peggy likes to sit in her sunroom during the early spring and admire the tree’s dramatic profusion of pale … Continue reading

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Creme de’mentia and more on mints

1 October 2011, After working outside on this raw, bone chilling day, I find myself  sipping on peppermint tea to help ease into this soggy autumn and attempt to ward off what feels like an impending cold.  Being that it … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Dog Days and Mad-dog Skullcaps

9/6/2011 Below is a plant rant I wrote a couple of weeks ago that became lost in the pile of uncompleted summer projects.  Reading through this rant once again, it already feels outdated, but yet retains a notion of a … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Scaping into Summer with Garlic

How did it get to be the end of June already? The moist cool days of spring abruptly changed into the hazy, hot, humid, daze of summer, and the garden has been without any significant rain for weeks now. Looking … Continue reading

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